Facial paralysis is a loss of facial movement due to nerve damage. In this case your facial muscles may appear to droop or become weak. It can happen on one or both sides of the face. Facial paralysis is the condition in which patient face difficult to speak, blink, swallow or smile. When facial paralysis does not resolve on its own, the specialist doctor recommend for surgery to reduce the symptoms of problem.
At Neumed Neurology Clinic, we provide a multidisciplinary approach to diagnosing and treating facial paralysis in children and adults. In many cases of facial nerve weakness, our health providers may prescribe an oral steroid that will help to reduce inflammation (irritation) of the facial nerve and improve chances for recovery. Our doctors are board certified in both otolaryngology head and neck surgery and facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, which gives our team a unique and comprehensive level of expertise. During this surgical procedure they restore movement to the lower part of the face. Some of these procedures involve moving facial nerves, tendons and muscles (or parts of them) from other areas of the body to the face. They offer individualized treatment plan may involve one or more of these procedures such as Temporalis Tendon Transfer, Gracilis Muscle Transplant (Gracilis Free Flap), Cross-Facial Nerve Graft, Masseteric Muscle Transfer and many more and help the patients in professional way.